It’s simple math, really. Everything minus Jesus equals nothing, and Jesus plus nothing equals everything. With Jesus, every other person, place, or thing we are given to enjoy is bonus — not something to plug our emotional umbilical cords into, but rather something to offer thanks for to God.
As the Puritan, whose possessions were reduced to a single piece of bread and a single glass of water, said:
“What? All this and Jesus Christ too?”
This article about derailing spiritually originally appeared here, and is used by permission.